There’s nothing like a good sauce to keep your meals interesting. This peanut sauce is actually from an Asian Coleslaw recipe that I got from Bon Apetit magazine many years ago. I don’t make the coleslaw as often as I used to but I use the sauce portion of it all the time. I will have to get that coleslaw recipe up here though. I’ve given it to a lot of people and I was astonished to find out years ago that it’s a staple at my family’s parties throughout the year. Since I don’t live near them I had no idea that recipe was so popular.
I use this peanut sauce for spicing up green beans, as a dip for cheese slices, zucchini slices and olives, a topping for roasted or grilled chicken, etc. You can see where I’m going with this. Anytime you want a little more exotic flavor, whip up some peanut sauce. You can make it plain or spicy.
6 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari6 tbsp. rice vinegar
6 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. garlic salt or 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1-2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
Optional: 1 tsp. hot chili paste
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Enjoy!